No-Mess Painted Butterfly Craft

Have you seen our popular No-Mess Finger Painting  craft? Parents love that activity because it’s simple, low-fuss, and easy to clean. Kids adore it because it’s unique, colorful, and they get an amazing sensory experience without the mess.

That’s why we love this No-Mess Painted Butterfly Craft! It’s a twist on our favorite finger painting activity with an adorable end result. Perfect for small hands,  you’ll definitely want to try this craft with your kids.

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No-Mess Painted Butterfly Craft

This craft is perfect for spring rainy days. It’s especially popular with the preschool crowd, but older kids will enjoy it too! Wouldn’t these  vibrant butterflies look cute tucked into a spring wreath or covering a  classroom door?

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Mess-Free Painted Butterfly Craft

Here’s what you need to make this No-Mess Painted Butterfly Craft:

  • fingerpaints
  • plastic sandwich bags
  • pipecleaners

Open the plastic sandwich bags and pour a small amount of paint inside. Close the bag firmly, pressing  out the extra air.

Mess-Free Painted Butterfly Craft

Invite your child to squish and spread the paint inside the bag. Be sure to cover the entire internal surface of the bag.

Mess-Free Painted Butterfly Craft

Mess-Free Painted Butterfly Craft

Last, wrap a pipe cleaner around the middle of the bag, creating the butterfly’s body and antennae.

Mess-Free Painted Butterfly Craft

The finished butterflies  look beautiful  hanging  on the refrigerator or on the window as a suncatchers.

Mess-Free Painted Butterfly Craft

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